EDAX and Gatan merge to offer the ultimate suite of microscopy tools

March 28, 2023

PLEASANTON, CA (March 28, 2023) – Gatan, Inc., a global leader focused on enhancing and extending the operation and productivity of electron microscopes, has merged with EDAX, LLC, a leader in X-ray microanalysis and electron diffraction instrumentation. The combined organization will retain the Gatan name, offering the ultimate suite of tools for transmission electron (TEM) and scanning electron (SEM) microscopes.

With broad product and organization overlap between Gatan and EDAX, transitioning to Gatan as the prominent tradename for all products will allow the organization to capitalize on its synergies fully. EDAX customers will still receive the same high-quality, reliable products and responsive customer care and support they expect. Joining Gatan will provide EDAX with more resources and allow it to leverage Gatan's strong analytical capabilities and high-level technical expertise.

“This merger will allow Gatan to continue to push the boundaries of science on both the TEM and SEM,” said Narayan Vishwanathan, Vice President and Business Unit Manager of AMETEK Electron Microscopy Technologies. “Gatan and EDAX have already demonstrated synergies in their product portfolios, including the Cipher System, the first and only system that quantitatively reveals the distribution of lithium in the SEM, and the EDAX EDS Powered by Gatan, the most intuitive and easy-to-use analytical tool for STEM (scanning) applications. We look forward to further integrating our teams, knowledge, and skills and are excited about what the future holds.”

About Gatan

Gatan is the world's leading manufacturer of instrumentation and software used to enhance and extend the operation and performance of electron microscopes. Gatan's products, which are fully compatible with all brands of electron microscopes, cover the entire range of the analytical process from specimen preparation and manipulation to imaging and analysis. Its customer base spans the complete spectrum of end-users of analytical instrumentation typically found in industrial, governmental, and academic laboratories.

The applications addressed by these scientists and researchers include new materials research, semiconductors, electronics, geosciences, biological science, and biotechnology. The Gatan brand name is recognized and respected throughout the worldwide scientific community and has been synonymous with high-quality products and the industry's leading technology. Gatan is a business of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $6.0 billion.


Jennifer McKie